FiberLight completes construction of its Texas fibre connector
20 February 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
FiberLight confirms completion of its Texas Connector, a fibre network that connects the western portion of the company’s network with its Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston (DASH) fibre footprint.
The project began in 2016 and offering a unique fibre pathway for low-latency connectivity across the state of Texas as well as creating diverse routes for enhance redundancy.
Speaking on the announcement, Wayne Wooley, senior vice president of construction at FiberLight, said: “Completion of FiberLight’s Texas Connector allows us to move traffic across the state on our own network, built and maintained by FiberLight. The Texas Connector ties all the major regional markets together with smaller, rural communities. This unique footprint allows us to enable cellular backhaul network expansion and educational and healthcare campus connectivity projects, in addition to providing enterprise customers with the necessary connectivity with reliable bandwidth scalability to grow their business.”
The Texas Connector links FiberLight’s 10,000-mile Texas footprint into one expansive network. In doing so, enterprises, service providers, and carriers now have direct high-bandwidth transport capabilities into critical regional and national data centers in Dallas, Houston, and other tech-focused cities across FiberLight’s network.
FiberLight says that it is creating new opportunities for international carriers and companies to increase its data-supported business operations in the US. Also that the Texas Connector project creates multiple colocation huts at various locations along the route, ensuring equipment space for FiberLight’s dark fibre customers. The company says it plans to complete switching hardware installations in remaining sites and perform test and turn-up of 100GB transport across its entire network.
Last month, FiberLight announced the expansion of network into Virginia after selling part of its assets to Logix for $10 million. Through the deal Logix will gain nearly 400 route miles and over 5,000 miles of fibre in its markets of Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.
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